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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Insanity Defense For Nowak!!

I knew this was coming from the moment that Lisa Nowak was arrested.

Ex-Astronaut Planning Insanity Defense

ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 28) - Former astronaut Lisa Nowak is pursuing an insanity defense on charges that she assaulted and tried to kidnap a romantic rival, according to a document released Tuesday.

Defense attorney Donald Lykkebak wrote that Nowak suffered from major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, insomnia and "brief psychotic disorder with marked stressors." He noted that the already-petite Nowak had recently lost 15 percent of her body weight.

"This notice does not challenge competence to stand trial, but only raises insanity at the time of the offense," he wrote.

Nowak, 44, was charged with attempted kidnapping, battery and burglary with assault after allegedly driving nearly 1,000 miles from Houston to Orlando to confront Colleen Shipman, the girlfriend of a former space shuttle pilot Nowak had been involved with. She was dismissed from the astronaut corps a month after her arrest.

Nowak has pleaded not guilty, and her trial is set for September.

Circuit Court Judge Marc L. Lubet unsealed the notice of intent to rely on the insanity defense on Tuesday. Florida law requires such a notice before trial to let prosecutors prepare.

So, she's innocent and did nothing wrong. But she also has "major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, insomnia and "brief psychotic disorder with marked stressors",and thus she's innocent of the crimes she committed because she was insane at the time? Which is it? She's innocent and did nothing wrong, or she committed these crimes but should be let off because she was insane? She can't have it both ways, so she better pick a story!!

Forgive me for not having an ounce of sympathy for this lunatic!! Clearly she's insane, but not in the legal sense of the word!! The insanity defense is a cop out in my opinion. She knew what she was doing. If you need any proof of that, look at how planned out it was. It was planned, right down to the diapers. Literally!!

I hope that she's found guilty, and that she rots in prison for a long time. She deserves it!!

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